More Security Cover On Zaria-Kano Highway
SIR: The main crux of the letter has to do with the ongoing bias in the provision of security at highways, especially the Abuja-Kaduna and Kaduna-Kano expressways. For quite some time, motorists have been having traumatic experiences at the hands of armed robbers, but the way police and the Army provide security along this very important route leaves much to be desired!
This writer survived yet another deadly trap on May 14 around 9-10 PM, between Zaria and Kano through sheer combination of hard luck, prayer and quick escape into the bush! But Sir, if I can run like Hussein Bolt what of others, most especially the elderly, the physically challenged, and women and children? Who will save them from the robbers?
This brings about the issue of laxity in security coverage along this all important high way which is at the root of this problem, because whereas the portion between Abuja and Kaduna up to Zaria was well secured through combined and constant security operation by police and the army; Zaria to Kano has remained porous and at the mercy of criminals?
I find it difficult grasping the consideration of Abuja-Kaduna highway as more important than Zaria-Kano highway in terms of provision of security resulting in the present security lacuna.
This letter therefore aims to bring to the attention of the inspector general of police, and General Officer Commanding 1Div. Kaduna, the need to equally provide adequate security to travelers along Zaria-Kano Highway in order to reduce to the barest minimum criminals’ activities along the route.
•Kabiru Tsakwa, Kano.